Memories of summers past inspired the cover story for our July/August issue (in homes and online next week), a whimsical quartet of cabins on Sebago Lake in Maine. The owner attended a girls’ camp on the lake as a child and she conceived a plan to replace an existing cluster of cabins in the woods with modern buildings that are just as charming, but, thanks to technology, more comfortable and flexible. We also visit a one-time artist’s cottage in Lyme, Connecticut, turned Asian-influenced guesthouse, a family’s custom-made summer haven in Rhode Island, and a wondrous vacation home on Block Island that looked to the site, and the expert eye of Boston architect Jeremiah Eck, to embrace the island vantage.
More online: In our digital edition, click on a video extra of our staging of “Selections,” where we use the iconic furniture of Richard Schultz to set high-style outdoor dining scenarios. Then, take a look at our new department, “House Guest,” and find a slideshow of interior designer Liz Caan’s colorful projects.
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Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.
Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.
Jill Connors, Design New England's editor-at-large, is an antiques maven and design scout and will post about trends and discoveries in the field.
Bruce Irving, Design New England's contributing editor for architecture & building, is a renovation specialist who will share his insights on design and construction.
Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.